Archive for the ‘J-Pop’ Category


Rourourourousルルルルズ are an indie pop group that performs in the Tokyo area. They evolved and matured into a more adult sound, including adding new band members, and you will enjoy the results. Their current album was created by the additional sounds of the Sax, Flute, Trombone, SteelPan, Percussion, as well as, the piano, keyboard, violin, guitar, and bass. The band members of Rourourourous are: vocals:モミ, Keyboard, Compose:奥野大樹, Violin:コノミ美希, Guitar, Keyboard:コバヤシアツ, Bass:石垣陽菜, and Drums:渡邊シン. Discography: 1st mini album “All is Vanity.” 2014-04-02 2nd album Lululuz 9-20-2017 songs: 1. Nobody knows 2. (Something of Life) Place to be 3. Memorial on Sha 4. Skyline 5. Night Owl 6. You as usual Letter. Recommended and one of my favorites.

https://www.rourourourous.com
https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/rourourourous%E3%83%AB%E3%83%AB%E3%83%AB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BA/
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Rollo and Leaps are a rising new indie rock-pop band from Tokyo. The group began their activities in 2015. Rollo and Leaps are worth listening with a good singer and a strong rhythmic guitar influenced sound and their latest song Midnight ミッドナイター typifies it. The band will perform at the famous Rock in Japan Festival in August 2017 that will hopefully boost their career. The band members of Rollo and Leaps are: Vo.Gt. Takaya Hitomi 高谷瞳二, Gt. Ishioka Kazuki 黒田凜, Ba. Kuroda Okuda 小原望史Dr. JACKSON kaki. 1st. mini album “R.”

http://rolloandleaps.wixsite.com/rolloandleaps

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Kanna Sato サトーカンナ is an indie and alternative music singer. Ms. Sato is very proficient and talented musician and has performed with the group Yenae, Shogen and Kanna, and (AAP) All About Paradise. She has a unique sound and deserves more attention from music fans. Kanna currently performs with the band All About Paradise and solos. Discography: Make it Obvious 6-24-2017. 1. ものごと 2. F.E.E.L 3. わたしはどこ 4. Katharsis 5. ものごと(P.O.P ver.)

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Shin Rizumu シンリズム is an intelligent indie pop-rock singer-songwriter who was born in 1997 and currently is living in Kobe. Shin published music on SoundCloud when he was in high school. His music is a combination of city pop, shibuya-kei, aor, indie pop, and soft rock. He does everything like arrangements and performs many instruments such as Gt, Ba, Key, Dr, Syn, and Trb.

His videos and the group Shishamo were once pulled from You Tube due to You Tube’s RED in 2015 but was reinstated in 2017 because of Faith Music Ent Inc support. You Tube RED is $9.99 a month subscription service to watch You Tube and Google Play Music without ads for the United States, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea Many major labels like Sony Music Japan, Victor Entertainment, Columbia Music Japan, Dream Music, Teichiku, P-Vine, and Pony Canyon are blocked in America by You Tube since 2015. You Tube is playing a game and coercing many Japanese record labels to pay in order to show their music content in America. You Tube needs to play fair in order show all music content for the enjoyment of all music fans.

It’s nice to see Shin maturing and progressing as an artist. He performed at the Rock Fest 16, the Viva La Rock 2016 at Saitama, and Rising Sun Rock Festival 2016. Shin self produced his 1st album called シンリズム NEW RHYTHM 5-20-2015. His 2nd album is called Fun 5-10-2017. My favorite songs: 1.処方箋 2. Superfine 3. Music Life 4. Fun! 5. 春の虹 6. 心理の森. Recommended.

http://shinrizumu.com/

https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/shin-rizumu-%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%83%AA%E3%82%BA%E3%83%A0/

Futarino Bungaku ふたりの文学 are an indie pop group from Tokyo that formed in 2016. They have a polished sound due to the fact that Miho Tsujibayashi 辻林美穂 (tsvaci), the lead singer of the band, is an accomplished singer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. It seems Futarinobungaku has the formula to produce good music. The band members are: Vo /kb Miho Tsujibayashi 辻林美穂, Gt / Vo Saito Motoki 斎藤モトキ Ba Dori Uchiyama ドラ内山, and Dr Igarashi Takuma 五十嵐琢馬. Recommended.

https://soundcloud.com/j8lgviitve2b

https://soundcloud.com/tsvaci

https://futabun.thebase.in/

Wallflower are an indie pop band from Osaka. They produce a very melodious and upbeat sound. Recently they received a boost with the addition of new singer Eri Nakajima and developed a more sophisticated sound. Wallflower’s sound are influenced by 1980-1990’s indie bands such as Field Mice, Brighter, Rocketship, and bands from Sarah Records. The band performed at the NYC Popfest 2015 and performed at the 1st Chinese indiepop Festival in May 2017. The band members are: Masami Tsuchiya (vocals and guitar), Ryuta Okamura (guitar), Naohiro Okuda (drums), and Eri Nakajima (vocals & synth). Discography: 1. Nowhere May 2017 2. Out to Sea EP for NYC Popfest 2015 May 2015 3. Dreamy Days January 2013 4. Filled with Flowers June 2012.  Recommended.

https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/wallflower/

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Babyleaf are an indie rock-pop band from Hyōgo Prefecture. They started their musical activities in 2015. Once you listen to them you will like them. Babyleaf has a good musical sensibility about them. They were one of featured artists of the 2016 EO Music Try. The band members of Babyleaf are: Gt.Vo. Ayana Umemoto 梅本彩奈, Ba. Katsunori Kawabata 川端克紀, and Dr. Tomonori Nomura 野村泰尊. Discography: Mini Album “When I die, it is when you are away” 3-15-2017 release.

https://www.audioleaf.com/babyleaf/

https://twitter.com/BabyLeaf_band/